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Rest of Her Life, The (ARC)
by Laura Moriarty | Literature & Fiction
Registered by yourotherleft of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania USA on 7/26/2007
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by yourotherleft from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, July 26, 2007

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Journal Entry 2 by yourotherleft from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, August 13, 2007

8 out of 10

Moriarty''s latest novel is a brilliant study in the relationships between mothers and daughters. Leigh Churchill''s relationship with her daughter Kara is a perfect example of how even the best intentions may not be good enough when it comes to loving another person. Leigh strives, with Kara, to make up for the things that her relationship with her own mother was lacking - kindness, concern, and understanding. Only in the midst of the tragedy of Kara''s taking a classmate''s life while driving carelessly, does Leigh begin to understand that in trying to be the perfect mother she never had, she is ultimately failing to give her own daughter the love and understanding she desperately needs.

In the meantime, Diane, the mother of Kara''s slain classmate, struggles to come to terms with her loss under the watchful eyes of Leigh, who often seems to feel more concern for the dead girl and her mother than for her own daughter. Diane grieves the daughter she knew and loved deeply, while Leigh mourns the daughter who stands beside her, but whose thoughts and feelings are impenetrable to her.

The best part of this novel, by far, is watching as the characters begin to build bridges and come to understand each other, finding appropriate places for their confused thoughts and sympathies. While it is a struggle to read about each character’s frustrations in their efforts to connect with each other, when the walls between them finally begin to crumble, it’s a breath of fresh air. This novel deals mercilessly with the realities of relationships, but ultimately gives us cause to believe that even amidst difficulty, there is hope for those that keep on trying to know and to love each other.
 


Journal Entry 3 by yourotherleft at Postal release, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, March 15, 2009

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